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August in the News

Regional, National and International

Inside Higher Ed featured the results of the University's new tuition program.

The Catholic Telegraph, Dayton Daily News, Dayton Business Journal and all three local TV stations ran stories about the rededication of the Immaculate Conception Chapel, including a lengthy one by WHIO-TV.

A Reuters story about Pope Francis' climate push being at odds with U.S. Catholic oil investments mentioned the University's decision to divest from fossil fuels. Yahoo! News, and CNBC also picked up this story.

The National Catholic Reporter reported the University of Dayton as one of the Sierra Club's 'cool schools' and highlighted the Hanley Sustainability Institute.

Bob Brecha, director of research in the Hanley Sustainability Institute wrote the op-ed "Why the Obama EPA Clean Power Plan Will Help Correct Energy System Market Failures" for The Huffington Post.

Environmental policy expert Michelle Pautz talked to Politico about President Barack Obama's climate plan.

Communication department chair Joe Valenzano talked to WLW in Cincinnati twice about the latest GOP poll results for Election 2016. Joined by marketing professor Randy Sparks, Valenzano discussed what to look for in the first GOP debate for Cincinnati television station WCPO.

Political science lecturer Dan Birdsong commented on Donald Trump's gaffe-proof campaign for the Raycom Group's World Now website. He also discussed Ohio Gov. John Kasich's stance on abortion with Cincinnati television station WCPO.

Associate political science professor Nancy Martorano Miller discussed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign struggles with the San Angelo (Texas) Standard Times and Texas' effect on the GOP race with the Abilene Reporter News.

The National Jurist mentioned the University of Dayton School of Law's accelerated program in its story about "10 Most Promising Innovations in Legal Education."

Student Grace Poppe received a mention in the U.S. News & World Report story "Students Speak Up About Their College Jobs."

Nearly 260 outlets picked up The Associated Press story "Ohio student hit by lightning on campus, plans to graduate" about senior Sean Ferguson. Several regional TV stations picked up a story from WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh about Ferguson's return to campus. and all local media outlets carried interviews with Sean, including a five-minute interview on WDTN.

History professor Larry Schweikart offered a critique of the new College Board's Advanced Placement United States History course framework on the National Association of Scholars website. The National Review printed part of the critique.

The Huffington Post cited assistant psychology professor Erin O'Mara's research about pessimism in its story "9 Things Pessimists Want You To Know."

Nigerian website Leadership News posted three stories when a delegation from that country visited the University of Dayton to learn about innovation and research driving economic growth.

Dayton-area Media

Multiple Outlets

All three local TV stations, the Dayton Daily News and Dayton Business Journal did back-to-school stories about the University’s record enrollment and/or Sean Ferguson returning to classes. WDTN-TV talked to several first-year students about why they selected the University.

When the markets tanked to start the day Monday, Aug. 24, local media flocked to campus to talk to business faculty Maria Schutte, Terence Lau and Tony Caporale.

Dayton Daily News

Aug. 6: Mark Wiley, president of Kastle Solar, renewable and clean energy master's program.

Aug. 6: Ruth Thompson Miller, sociology, Voting Rights Act.

Aug. 20: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, School of Law, Bellefontaine murders.

Aug. 31: Diana Cuy Castellanos, School of Education and Allied Professions, vegetarian diets.


Aug. 6: Roesch Library, Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.


Aug. 4: Dan Birdsong, political science, GOP debate.

Aug. 6: Dan Birdsong, political science, Ohio Gov. John Kasich in the GOP debate.

Aug. 18: Dave Salisbury, School of Business Administration, keeping health records safe.

Aug. 26: Tom Skill, chief information officer, keeping children safe online.

Aug. 26: Art Jipson, criminal justice studies, criminal posting photos of their crimes online.

Aug. 27: Chris Schramm, student development, sheet sign policy.

Aug. 27: Bob Taft, marijuana ballot initiative.


Aug. 26: Jeff Ingram, criminal justice studies, women and the death penalty.


Aug. 10: Bob Brecha, Hanley Sustainability Institute, "Divestment As A Strategy To Fight Climate Change."

Dayton Business Journal

Aug. 12: The Collaboratory.

Aug. 27: UDRI, aerospace research.

Aug. 18: Michael Bashaw named Sustainability Artist-in-Residence.